From building and deploying industry scale AI models to learning theoretical as well as practical foundations of ‘AI Thinking’, the M.S in AI & Data Science will enable learners to transform enterprises and societies from merely ‘Data-rich’ to ‘AI-first’.  



The M.S. in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science is designed to provide students with an all-encompassing experience across different facets of AI. From breadth in core foundations to depth in advanced topics to gaining scientific understanding to building industry scale engineering platforms – the programme aims to instil theoretical capabilities as well as the know-how to create practical solutions for enterprise and society. 

The programme incorporates various modes of learning including classroom teaching, brainstorming discussions, hands-on projects, hackathons, research projects, international as well as industry immersion, peer-to-peer learning, design thinking, leadership, and personal development workshops. 

Graduates completing this programme will be well-equipped for a variety of job roles depending on their choices and temperament including AI Researchers, Data Scientists as well as Industrial and Societal Entrepreneurs. 

Programme Leadership

Dr. Shailesh Kumar

Program Chair – Masters in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science- Jio Institute;  
Chief Data Scientist at the Centre of Excellence in AI/ML, Reliance Jio

Dr. Larry Birnbaum

Program Mentor – Masters in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science-Jio Institute;  
Professor, Computer Science, Northwestern University


Programme Advisory Council

Dr. Dan Roth

Eduardo D. Glandt Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Joydeep Ghosh

Schlumberger Centennial Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. M Vidyasagar

Fellow of The Royal Society, National Science Chair & Distinguished Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Dr. Maneesh Agrawala

Forest Baskett Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Stanford University

Dr. Michael Franklin

Liew Family Chairman of Computer Science, Senior Advisor to the Provost for Computing and Data Science, The University of Chicago

Dr. Padmanabhan Anandan

Former CEO, Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Prateek Jain

Sr. Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Dr. Rajesh Gupta

Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of California, San Diego

Mr. Sudhir Wadhwa

CTO at Viridis Learning; Lecturer, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University; Professor, Indian School of Business 

Dr. Uday B. Desai

Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad



Dr. Larry Birnbaum

Professor and former Chair, CS 
Northwestern University

Jennifer Levin

Adjunct Professor, 
Illinois Institute of Technology
Former Designer at IDEO

Dr. Shailesh Kumar

Chief Data Scientist in AI/ ML
at Reliance Jio

Dr. Manish Gupta

Principal Applied Scientist
at Microsoft India

Dr. Amy Schwartz

Adjunct Lecturer, Segal Design Institute,
Northwestern University

Dr. Divyakant Agrawal    

Distinguished Professor
at UCSD, Santa Barbara

Dr. Chandra Bhagvatul

Research Scientist at
Allen Institute for AI

Dr. Arvind Satyanarayan

Assistant Professor
at MIT

Dr. David Karger 

at MIT

Dr. Michele Guindan

Professor, Dept. of Statistics 
University of California, Irvine

Lea Verou

at MIT

Dr. Sudipta Roy

at Washington University

Holistic Learning


As an endeavour to develop the students holistically and make them industry-ready, Jio Institute incorporates a Holistic Learning Module in all its academic programmes. These are a set of learning experiences designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes expected of every graduate of Jio Institute.  

Global Exposure

At Jio Institute, Global Exposure is incorporated as a core part of the pedagogy for academic programmes, to provide a holistic and global perspective to students. This module offers students multiple avenues to experience an international, cross-cultural environment and build the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.


Experiential Learning


Jio Institute aims to be a leading institute operating in a global ecosystem and to incorporate real-world applications into its core pedagogical elements. The students of Jio Institute will have the opportunity to engage in an immersion quarter that focuses on developing skills to prepare them for an interconnected global working environment.